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By the cyber threat android malware continuing its wild spike take a look at this chart now according to trend -- latest research malicious android app.
Apps hit 7181000.
In the second quarter reporting thirteen.
Future doesn't look so bright android -- are on pace to hit the one million mark by year's end.
And joining us now -- Trend Micro is vice president cyber security Tom Kellerman.
And Tommy tell me that this is actually.
-- this malware apps designing pretending to be something else and then I just download -- to my android.
It was one thing in the personal computer revolution when they're open to hackers we had no idea.
That it was gonna spread like it did but this time we should've done all this stuff from the start with bulletproof and why didn't -- In order to open themselves up to the marketplace for developers to create apps for their platforms they get greater market share they opened up their skeleton.
Continents in essence give ourselves bone cancer what we need to respect -- -- the criminal underground of developing attack code is targeting this platform because they have greater market share now.
As well as because of mobile banking and mobile banking being here you can steal money from people's accounts with these.
-- -- -- -- Thank god I'm I have an iphones is like a one of the first days in a long time and very they have an iPhone it was a -- an iPhone for awhile now.
But people used -- -- what does the average person needs to know about banking online about placing orders mall on my indirect -- -- -- use an android device and you should use mobile security for your android device and recognize that just like your computer needs a virus scanner your android device it's a virus scanner because there's an arms bizarre weaponry being development criminals.
For the purposes of not always stealing your -- and and stealing her money but maybe for tracking you are turning the microphone on because we -- not.
Specific sense of the senate.
Now do you have specific cases honestly we're hackers and turn on a microphone to listen interest -- -- come across an awful lot of boring stuff.
Now we we know of many and they're actually happening more often than not corporate boardrooms because they know the calendar says sensitive meeting to discuss this quarter's reports -- next your strategy pop -- -- because I'm inside.
You also need to recognize the competitive intelligence itself has evolved to include acting.
-- par for the course to understand legitimate competitive intelligence by legitimate companies has evolved to include hacking by drafted in the company issued by foreign.
Corporations that have been hunting intellectual property in the US and as you've heard by the president as you heard from the general Alexander -- say that.
We've seen greater transfer of wealth for the last ten years spends -- in the history of the world because of intellectual property theft is accurate.
And you should -- -- you think Brazil the hot that Brazil's a topic for that's for sure Brazil want half that they wanna pack the world and other people Brazil is beyond Eastern Europe and what we're seeing in China and southeast Asia Brazil is definitely hot spot they're very sophisticated they've been targeting the financial sector.
And robust -- in the last couple years and we're producing actually Brazil report next week to discuss the evolution of hackers syndicates and -- banks in Brazil and of course there's.
Fast growing economies there and boom times and it interest me that this explosion in malware is coming in the markets where the economy is also.
Are exploding how come American hackers are doing more on this are we laggards in the illegal American hacker community.
American hackers are treated as miscreants.
As nefarious individuals in -- society -- and other cultures they see hackers is almost a national last night.
And if you look in China for example.
Hackers are seen as as a wonderful position -- colts -- to have you saying that's also in other parts of the world so.
We need to respect the fact that many American -- just go underground.
Or they end up working for private security firms like -- well -- to do good things to protect infrastructure as -- penetrating and takes a thief to catch a thief.
All right that's fascinating stuff thanks for being -- today -- -- element.
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